Authorities in San Diego announced a recent spike in drug overdose deaths from illicit narcotics, according to Fox 5 San Diego. Since Wednesday, there have been four overdose deaths, which authorities say is from M30 pills. The affected area includes Lakeside, Poway, Santee and Valley Center communities.
— Kasia Gregorczyk (@KasiaGTV) July 26, 2019
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department released a warning to the public saying the blue pills are being sold “with the promise of a painkiller high.” The pills responsible for the spike in deaths contain highly potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Fentanyl equivalent to four grains of salt is enough to kill the average adult. As the opioid epidemic weighs heavy on our country, we’re seeing it more and more.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 70,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017 alone. Sara A. Carter produced the film “Not in Vein” to showcase the national security threat fentanyl poses on our country. Carter followed the Mexican drug cartels trafficking routes into the U.S. to where they target American communities.